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KQED World: Sunday, December 31, 2017

Channels 9.3 •  54.5 | XFINITY 190

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Sunday, December 31, 2017
  • 12:00 am
    Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer This special takes viewers on a modern-day pilgrimage to the ancient lands where Christianity began. Accompany Emmy-award-winning producer Dr. Norris Chumley and renowned historian Very Rev. Dr. John McGuckin as they retrace the steps taken by two 7th Century Jerusalem monks seeking the wisdom and peace found in silence in their search of an ancient prayer heretofore unknown in the west. duration 56:44   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 am
    Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine [#105] Pagans and the Cult of Martyrs Host Jonathan Phillips treks to North Africa to tell the story of Perpetua, a young Christian martyr, whose extraordinary story still resonates today. Phillips visits places where Christians faced unimaginable violence because of their beliefs, where the Roman Empire threatened everything that Christians stood for with their pagan temples, emperor cult and vicious tortures. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 am
    Ancient Roads from Christ to Constantine [#106] Constantine In the final episode, host Jonathan Phillips explains how Rome exerted its fullest effort to eradicate Christianity. The faith grew stronger as the empires and emperors weakened. It would be the conversion of one man - Constantine the Great - that would fully transform the fortunes of the Christian faith. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2643] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:30 am
    Washington Week [#5726] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 am
    Scully/The World Show [#2037] duration 26:46   STEREO TVG
  • 4:30 am
    Open Mind [#3822] Monuments and Identity Politics Guest: Vann Newkirk. Vann Newkirk, correspondent for The Atlantic, talks about culture wars ensnaring the memorialization of American history. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 am
    Focus On Europe [#3552] duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:30 am
    Global 3000 [#952] duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • MORNING
  • 6:00 am
    America Reframed [#514] Deej Deej is the story of DJ Savarese ("Deej"), a gifted, young writer and advocate for nonspeaking autistics. Once a "profoundly disabled" foster kid on a fast track to nowhere, DJ is now a first-year college student who insists on standing up for his peers: people who are dismissed as incompetent because they are neurologically diverse. Will Deej be able to find freedom for himself and others like him? duration 1:26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 am
    Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer This special takes viewers on a modern-day pilgrimage to the ancient lands where Christianity began. Accompany Emmy-award-winning producer Dr. Norris Chumley and renowned historian Very Rev. Dr. John McGuckin as they retrace the steps taken by two 7th Century Jerusalem monks seeking the wisdom and peace found in silence in their search of an ancient prayer heretofore unknown in the west. duration 56:44   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:00 am
    Between The Lines with Barry Kibrick [#1719] Neil deGrasse Tyson - Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (Part 1 from the Big Bang to Newton) What is the nature of space and time? How does the universe fit in within us? There's no better guide through these mind expanding questions than my guest, the acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. In the first of this 2 part conversation about his book, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, we explore the universe from the big bang to Isaac Newton. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 8:30 am
    Well Read [#617] Katie Kitamura, A Separation From critic and novelist, Katie Kitamura - a searing, suspenseful story of intimacy and infidelity, A Separation lays bare the guilt that divides us from the inner lives of others. Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, Huffington Post, and The Millions duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 am
    Articulate with Jim Cotter [#208] Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah: 2nd Century Jazz Growing up in New Orleans, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah was steeped in jazz. Now, he's leading the charge into his genre's next chapter. Tommy Pico: Epic Poet - The world was introduced to Tommy Pico's epic poetry in a thoroughly modern medium. Saya Woolfalk's Empathic World - Visual artist Saya Woolfalk's imaginary world is populated by a race of mutants and governed by utopian values. Ron Nagle: Compositions and Clay - Both Ron Nagle's hit songs and ceramics are born of a dedication to harmony and craft. duration 26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:30 am
    Writer's Roots: Kurt Vonnegut's Indianapolis How did the most famous Hoosier author since James Whitcomb Riley get his start? What about Indianapolis inspired him? Why did he keep coming back to Indianapolis in his books? A WRITER'S ROOTS: KURT VONNEGUT'S INDIANAPOLIS explores Vonnegut's relationship with his hometown, his children and family life, and the people and places that shaped him. Using archival photos, a 1991 interview with Vonnegut himself, along with interviews with his children, friends and Hoosier authors James Alexander Thom (Panther In The Sky), John Green (The Fault In Our Stars), and Dan Wakefield (Going All The Way), viewers discover how Indianapolis left its mark on one of the 20th century's most influential writers and his writing. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 am
    Start Up [#513] Pedaling Cakes Gary and the crew head to Las Vegas, Nevada to meet with Holly Webster, the founder of Cake Azure, a bakery and specializes in custom fondant work. Then they head over to New Orleans, Louisiana to meet with Marin Tockman, owner of Dashing Bicycles, a modern bicycle boutique powered by women. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:00 am
    To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe [#2643] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • 11:30 am
    Washington Week [#5726] duration 26:46   STEREO TVRE (Secondary audio: none)
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    American Forum [#316] Why Do We Believe In Religious Freedom? PETER ONUF and KATHLEEN FLAKE on the most fundamental American belief, and the threats to it today. duration 26:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 12:30 pm
    Open Mind [#3822] Monuments and Identity Politics Guest: Vann Newkirk. Vann Newkirk, correspondent for The Atlantic, talks about culture wars ensnaring the memorialization of American history. duration 28:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:00 pm
    Focus On Europe [#3552] duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 1:30 pm
    Global 3000 [#952] duration 26:00   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 2:00 pm
    America Reframed [#514] Deej Deej is the story of DJ Savarese ("Deej"), a gifted, young writer and advocate for nonspeaking autistics. Once a "profoundly disabled" foster kid on a fast track to nowhere, DJ is now a first-year college student who insists on standing up for his peers: people who are dismissed as incompetent because they are neurologically diverse. Will Deej be able to find freedom for himself and others like him? duration 1:26:46   STEREO (Secondary audio: none)
  • 3:00 pm
    Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer This special takes viewers on a modern-day pilgrimage to the ancient lands where Christianity began. Accompany Emmy-award-winning producer Dr. Norris Chumley and renowned historian Very Rev. Dr. John McGuckin as they retrace the steps taken by two 7th Century Jerusalem monks seeking the wisdom and peace found in silence in their search of an ancient prayer heretofore unknown in the west. duration 56:44   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 4:00 pm
    Monks of Vina What started out as a story of winemaking in the documentary THE MONKS OF VINA ended up being a look into the lives of the men who have dedicated themselves to a monastic life. With the challenging wine harvest of 2012 as the backdrop, the film explores the rituals and curiosities of monastic life. Along the way, the monks' faith is tested, especially among the new arrivals who recently relinquished all worldly possessions, and took their vows of poverty, obedience and chastity. Lifting a veil on the spiritual side of winemaking, THE MONKS OF VINA reveals the extreme sacrifice and devotion required in a quest to become closer to God. duration 56:46   STEREO TVG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 5:00 pm
    Nature [#3405] The Story of Cats: Into The Americas Track the story of cats into the Americas, from battles with the rival Canids, to the rise of domestic cats. Meet the mighty jaguar, the urban mountain lion, the curious ocelot, the Canada lynx, the nimble margay, the Siamese cat and the Sphynx. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Sultan and the Saint Explore how St. Francis of Assisi and the Sultan of Egypt risked it all to end the Crusades. A simple Christian friar and a mighty Muslim leader met on a bloody battlefield 800 years ago. What happened next changed world history. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG-V (Secondary audio: none)
  • 7:00 pm
    POV [#2615] American Promise This film spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, NY, turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan's Dalton School, this documentary presents complicated truths about America's struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity. duration 1:56:40   STEREO TVPG-L (Secondary audio: none)
  • 9:00 pm
    POV [#2701] When I Walk Jason DaSilva was 25 years old and a rising independent filmmaker when a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis changed everything -- and inspired him to make another film. "When I Walk" is a candid and brave chronicle of one young man's struggle to adapt to the harsh realities of M.S., while holding on to his personal and creative life. With his body growing weaker, DaSilva's spirits, and his film, get a boost from his mother's tough love and the support of Alice Cook, who becomes his wife and filmmaking partner. The result is a life-affirming documentary filled with unexpected moments of joy and humor. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TVPG (Secondary audio: none)
  • 10:30 pm
    P.O.V. [#1607] American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i For Hawaiians, the hula is not just a dance but a way of life - even for those who no longer live on the islands. While most Americans know only the stereotypes of grass skirts and coconut bras, the hula is a living tradition that tells of the rich history and spirituality of Hawai'i through music, language, and dance. A renaissance of Hawaiian culture continues to grow in California. Following three kumu hula, or master hula teachers, the film celebrates the perpetuation of a culture - from the very traditional to the contemporary - as it evolves on distant shores. With more Native Hawaiians living on the mainland than inthe state of Hawai'i, the revival of Hawaiian pride that began in the 1970s on the islands continues for future generations through the hul a. Revealing the survival of Hawai'i's indigenous culture from near-destruction, this program is a reminder of the power of reclaiming tradition for communities creating a home away from home. By Lisette Marie Flanary and Evann Siebens. duration 56:46   STEREO TVPG
  • 11:30 pm
    POV [#2811] Cutie and the Boxer View an Oscar-nominated reflection on love, sacrifice and the creative spirit. This candid New York tale explores the chaotic 40-year marriage of famed "boxing" painter Ushio Shinohara and artist Noriko Shinohara. duration 1:26:46   STEREO TV14 (Secondary audio: none)
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    • Fremont Peak Tower Maintenance

      *UPDATE: The tower crew will work the Fremont peak tower as of 11am, Thursday, Nov 30th. We will need to lower power on KQET, Channel 25, to 25% at 10:30am through 4-5pm. Thank you for your patience!

    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

    • 2/22/17: Fremont Peak tower transmissions, including KQET DT25

      (DT25.1 through 25.3) Recent storms have taken out dozens of trees on Fremont Peak, which in turn have taken down power lines leading to the transmission tower located on the peak. It has been running on generators for several days, and regular trips are scheduled to re-fuel those generators with gas. However, the truck has […]

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Channels 9.1, 54.2, 25.1
XFINITY 9 and HD 709
Wave, DirecTV, Dish Network, AT&T U-verse: Channel # may vary, labeled as KQED, or as KQET in the 831 area code.
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XFINITY 10 and HD 710
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KQED Plus, formerly KTEH.
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PBS Kids

(starts Jan 16, 2017)
Channel
54.4, 25.3
XFINITY 192
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Quality children's programming. Live streaming 24/7 at pbskids.org.

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KQED Life

Channel 54.3
XFINITY 189
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KQED World

Channel 9.3, 54.5
XFINITY 190
Wave: Channel # may vary.
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